Forest Deep

I don’t know what I was thinking; Sometimes my spontaneity takes me a little too far into the woods!

I was walking in the Cole Harbour Heritage Park. There’s multiple paths you can take, and if you stay on the man made paths you will eventually make a loop.

However, this fine day, while taking one of the man made paths that I haven’t taken before, I saw a path in the bushes that lead to the woods.

I’m curious and figured I’ve hiked enough, I’ll be just fine, I decided to take the path and see what would happen!

Walking through the path the grass was long and the bush was thick. Maybe I should’ve turned back when I came across a large tree down blocking the path that I had to climb over, or the second large tree, or when my fear of ticks took over but no, I kept going.

I was about to climb over one more down tree when a bird that I’m not familiar with squawked very loudly at me from another tree. It startled me so badly, I screamed! This is when I finally decided to turn back. I felt like it was a sign.

When I turned back, this was my view. Green everywhere. I knew to just go straight, but really, I had no idea where I was going to end up in the first place; by the water was my guess. But I hadn’t considered what wild animal I might come across, or maybe a weirdo in the woods!

When I got back on the main path there was a small bird bouncing along. This little bird bounced along until I was back to a familiar area, where I continued on with my hike, which was not as adventurous as the start of it!


Atlantic View Trail

I have been so busy with school and work that I haven’t had anytime to spend doing what I love most – hiking & exploring. I decided that it was time that I make time.

After many drives to lawrencetown, I would look off into the distance and see a trail. So, I decided on this fall day to check it out. To my surprise, this trail runs through a horse stable.

It was so beautiful; green grass for the horses. What a nice start to the hike!

I eventually came to a road, that would take me away from the Atlantic View Trail and turn into the Salt Marsh Trail. It was a cold day, so I decided to walk back. I found this dock with a bench. I bet it’s a nice place to relax in the summer.

Oh hey!

The ocean wasn’t far; I could just slightly hear the sound of waves, which made this a peaceful hike.


I took my first yoga class! I have done yoga at home many times, but to take a class was a different and awesome experience!

I walked into a large room that was lit only by the light from the windows and Himalayan salt rocks that were placed on the floor along the perimeter of the room.

We started our class. We did poses for one hour. Then we were lead into a group mediation. We were on the floor for maybe ten minutes. I didn’t know how I would feel with a group mediation, but it was cool to lay silent with people who were on the same energy field as myself. I laid there fascinated by the experience, completely in the moment and listening to all the sounds that I so often block out.

After the class was over I thanked my teacher and explained how cool I thought that was. She called me a “Yogini.” I felt set for the rest of the day. Namaste.

Wanderlust Journal 20 – Halifax Public Gardens 

About once a year we visit the Halifax Public Gardens. We like to see the newly planted flowers and just see if there’s any overall changes.

Like this hidden house we found.

Or one of the “play me” Halifax pianos.

We discovered a hidden bird.

My mom asked me to take a picture of the pretty flowers; she wanted a pink one in particular. I just happened to catch an ant on one of the petals.

I look forward to going next year as I’ve found myself taking more of an interest in plants and flowers.

Wanderlust Journal 19 – Salt Marsh Trail Fall Hike 

I made some major changes to my life in 2017; I quit my job in February, then enrolled in college and got myself a part time job on the weekends. I never have a day off so to find time to do my favorite things like hiking has been difficult. After going 7 days a week for over a month I finally found a day to go for a hike!

I thought there would be no better place than the Salt Marsh Trail to take in the change of season.

Shades of green, yellow and red.

The apples on the tree were impossible to reach!

Fall feelings…

There’s an entrance to this trail from Lawrencetown town which I have not done yet, I think I’ll head there soon!

Mémoire 2 – Downtown Apartment 

I never thought I’d say this…but getting old is fun! I love returning to places I haven’t been in years; remembering old times.

I lived in this downtown apartment, on top of a pawn shop when I was in my early twenties, maybe even 19.

I loved living in the heart of downtown. I could look out of my window and see it all; the city life; the late night bar stuff; I could be anywhere within minutes, and I didn’t need a car.

My best friend lived across the street on top of some other shop. Basically all of the shops in downtown have apartments on top. We exchanged house keys, and would go to each other’s place when we needed something. We were so young and without accumulated belongings; what one didn’t have, the other did.

I remember actor Rob Lowe filmed a holiday movie on my street. I was chilling on my couch with munchies, watching a movie being made with a major celebrity right from my window. It’s funny, I think back now they never told me to move…maybe I’m in the movie as an unpaid extra!

I lived there with my first cat, Minoue. He was known as the cat who hugged. He would wrap his arms around the neck of anyone that would hold him. There was a little boy that would sit outside of my door and stick his fingers under the door to play with my cat. His dad, a Russian man, asked me on a date. I declined, he was too old and his child tormented my cat! It would never work.

Singing was kind of my thing back then, and boy would I sing in that apartment, to the top of my lungs! My music was always as loud as possible. I didn’t care that everyone in the building could hear me; I was convinced I was going to be a famous rockstar! The people who worked at the pizza shop down the street used to call me “Hollywood” when I stopped by. I clearly went to the pizza shop too much if I was given a nickname!

I saved up for a trip to Vancouver while living in that apartment. Only to fly home less than a week later. Oh my. That’s another story!

So many memories, I could go on and on. My perspective of things is so different now. I could never live in the heart of downtown again…but it sure was fun then!